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The IMA is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Australia by Céline Condorelli, Corps à Corps.

Condorelli will treat the IMA spaces, both indoor and outdoor, as case-studies in what an exhibition can be, creating diverse environments where everything from climate to furniture are integral features. Visitors will feel the wind on their faces, be invited to play with past and future playgrounds, and, through a new video installation, be transported into fifteen disparate contexts where Condorelli’s works have served as support structures.



International exhibitions

International Archives 1st half of 2017

Céline Condorelli, Corps à Corps

Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (Australia)

06.05 - 15.07.2017




Céline Condorelli, Corps à Corps, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

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Condorelli is an artist who lives and works in London, UK and Milan, Italy; she is the author and editor of Support Structures, Sternberg Press (2009), and one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. Recent exhibitions include bau bau, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy; The Company She Keeps, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Céline Condorelli, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK; Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium; Additionals, Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland; Things That Go Without Saying, Grazer Kunstverein, Austria; and Surrounded by the Uninhabitable, SALT Istanbul, Turkey.

Alongside Corps à Corps is a group exhibition featuring artists who use everyday materials and approaches to explore issues of ecology, inequality, surveillance, and sovereignty, Material Politics. The exhibition takes its point of departure from Recession Art and Other Strategies (1986), curated by artist and then IMA Director Peter Cripps. Material Politics reflects on a longstanding tendency in Australian contemporary art to work with an economy of means. It focuses on artists who use readily-available materials for more than economical reasons, to embed political perspectives. The exhibition is centred around a series of new commissions and recent works by Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman, Megan Cope, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Archie Moore, Raquel Ormella, Keg de Souza, and Tintin Wulia.


Exhibition 6 May - 15 July 2017. Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY), 11 East 52nd Street – 10022 New York, NY (USA). T.  : +1 212 319 5300. Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.





Céline Condorelli, view of Models for a Qualitative Society, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016. Photo: Bruno Lopes.

Céline Condorelli, view of Models for a Qualitative Society, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016. Photo: Bruno Lopes.